Well, I read the first post (fully, yes I did concentrate, I didn't skim it) and I thought "Wow! That's an awful lot of anger directed at perfect strangers who 'dare' to play dress up in the clothes that you wear." So, these people can't ride horses, or mend cars, or don't spend their waking hours working on a ranch. So what! I honestly don't think they dress up and have photos taken so that they can steal some of the kudos that you have earned through doing the above mentioned tasks.
If my son wants to dress up as an astronaut and have his picture taken I won't criticise him because he hasn't been to the moon.
If half the female teenage population of the Western world (in the global sense not the cowboy sense) get into the fashion of wearing leggings under skirts I don't shout at them and call them fakes because they weren't born into an Islamic culture.
And when my office-dwelling, soft-handed, non riding husband buys a pair of cowboy boots in his first six months of living in Alberta it's not because he wants to pretend to be a cowboy. It's because he thinks they are great looking.
Then I did properly read the entire thread.
Originally Posted by AlottaBitCountry
its not what a person wears that makes them country or not, its the motive BEHIND it. You like to dress cute and country, so be it so do alot of people including country girls and not country girls.
BUT, when you wear this **** just to pretend your country or use your little props to act like your country is where I draw the line. .
I really really don't know how you can judge other people's motives for dressing a certain way. To dress as a policeman in order to perpetrate a robbery is a crime. To dress as a doctor in order to get in to a restricted area of a hospital to steal drugs is also wrong.
But to dress as a cowgirl because you like the look....? No bad motive there.